Near Buena Vista in Amherst County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Amherst County / Rockbridge County
Area 470 Square Miles / Area 616 Square Miles
Rockbridge County. Formed in 1778 from Augusta and Botetourt, and named for the Natural Bridge. Samuel Houston and Cyrus H. McCormick were born in this county. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried in Lexington. Washington and Lee University are the Virginia Military Institute are there.
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-138.)
Location. 37° 44.543′ N, 79° 18.023′ W. Marker is near Buena Vista, Virginia, in Amherst County. Marker is at the intersection of Lexington Turnpike / Midland Trail (U.S. 60) and Blue Ridge Parkway and Panther Falls Road, on the right when traveling east on Lexington Turnpike / Midland Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vesuvius VA 24483, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Constitution Forest (a few steps from this marker); Moomaw’s Landing Stonewall Jackson House (approx. 7 miles away); Timber Ridge Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); Liberty Hall Academy (approx. 7.7 miles away); Birthplace of Sam Houston (approx. 7.7 miles away); a different marker also named Birthplace of Sam Houston (approx. 7.7 miles away); Jordan’s Point (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buena Vista.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 27, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.